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Michael Ugino

Michael Ugino

Michael Ugino

Michael Ugino is the co-founder & CMO of Sellbrite. A former IR 300 merchant, Michael hails from South Carolina but now lives in California. He’d be delighted for you to connect with him on Twitter.

Sell Smarter on your Online Store: The Metrics You Need to be Tracking with Google Analytics

Merchants on online marketplaces need to stick to each platform’s rules to be successful. An Amazon seller can’t win the Buy Box without matching the site’s algorithms. Products on eBay rank higher in search results if they come with free shipping. Online store owners have more influence over their customer acquisition and engagement since they control everything about their shop. They have no marketplace rules to abide by, so they…

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The Power of Trusting Your Gut: How One Ecommerce Entrepreneur Rebuilt a Failing Business, One Product and Customer at a Time

Carter Seibels was getting bored. In the early days of her career as a jewelry maker, she fed off of the creativity and energy that went into every item she made and sold to her customers. She had a knack for creating unique and memorable handmade jewelry that literally stopped passersby in their tracks, and she was passionate about quality and attention to detail. But as she sat in the…

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Sell Smarter on eBay: The Metrics You Need to Be Tracking

eBay merchants offer everything from lightbulbs to vintage war posters on the marketplace. The platform’s niche products, like used items or one-of-a-kind collectibles, typically have fewer competitors than mainstream goods. eBay merchants offering these specialized goods are in smaller markets, so they have less information and examples to inform their own strategies for selling more and attracting customers. Improving their growth tactics instead boils down to analyzing and gaining insights…

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Sell Smarter on Amazon: The Metrics You Need to Be Tracking

Every ecommerce seller knows the rule — utilize your data to increase sales. Though everyone may have heard this rule, not everyone knows how to use data to increase their revenue. With so many metrics to track, it can be difficult to know which ones to focus on and improve. Sellers on Amazon who want to boost their revenue have to consider a unique set of data. Their account metrics…

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Sell Smarter on Walmart: The Metrics You Need to Be Tracking

Data empowers sellers to stay ahead of their future competitors. Walmart sellers face a relatively small amount of competition — the marketplace hosts thousands of sellers today, while Amazon hosts over 2 million sellers — and using data is critical to their success. Sellers who use metrics now can establish themselves as strong merchants before the marketplace gets big. By building a large customer base early on, they’ll have a…

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Competitive Pricing Psychology

The Psychology of Competitive Pricing for Ecommerce

Pricing for ecommerce is a tricky beast. You need to account for competition with other sellers, but you don’t want to de-value your products in a race-to-the-bottom. Purely competitive pricing can lead to disappointing results: you might not sell enough to compensate for offering the lowest prices. A profitable pricing strategy involves considering not only your competitions’ prices, but also your customers’ motivations. Sellers use their understanding of potential buyers’…

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Walmart Vs. Amazon: The Seller’s Guide

The internet may be the great equalizer in many ways, but some ways to sell your products online are just more successful than others. All online marketplaces have pros and cons—and by selling across multiple channels, you can take advantage of the best aspects of each one. But to actually get the most out of each channel, you have to know what to focus on. Consider selling on Walmart and…

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How Sellers Can Succeed on eBay in 2017

Sellers are no longer limited to foot traffic. Today you can reach massive amounts of buyers worldwide through online marketplaces. But selling through marketplaces comes with its own challenges — you have to be aware of the rules of the platform. For marketplaces to maintain their busy site traffic, they have to monitor and update their policies and features to keep consumers satisfied and loyal. This is especially true for…

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How Ecommerce Sellers Can Build Buyer Personas to Connect with Customers

Ecommerce sellers have more potential buyers at their fingertips online than any mom-and-pop store can hope to gather. But this doesn’t mean sellers should market to as many people as possible. Instead of advertising to a large, indefinite group of people, ecommerce sellers have to target specific audiences. When marketing is directed towards specific customer types, it resonates with buyers in a way that makes them feel more connected to…

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5 Key Things to Know About Email Marketing for Ecommerce

Most brick-and-mortar store shoppers find it annoying when a salesperson constantly shadows them. Even though it’s meant with the best intention, customers get uncomfortable when they know the salesperson is just trying to push a sale. Email marketing works similarly for ecommere companies. When you send too many company-centric emails to push your products, you turn into that nagging salesperson. Email isn’t just a way to get people to buy…

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